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Avamere Family of Companies Extends Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to Vancouver, WA through Acquisition of Cascade Park Care Center

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This is the first physical expansion for the Avamere Family of Companies’ line of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation services for 2015. This acquisition follows sustained growth throughout 2014 and 2013 in all lines of its post-acute services from home health and hospice to contract rehabilitation and memory care. The Avamere Family of Companies has acquired Cascade Park Care Center, conveniently located at 801 SE Park Crest Ave, Vancouver, WA and will re-brand the well-regarded skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility as Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park. “We are very excited to welcome Avamere Rehabilitation of Cascade Park to the family,” says … Continue reading

Avamere Staff Participate in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Healthcare group of Queen Anne having a water fight

The ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm. Participants challenge friends and family to dump a bucket of frigid ice water over their head or donate to the ALS Association, which funds research for treating Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The charity campaign has raised a staggering $88.5 million so far. For the employees and residents of Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing center that serves over 120 seniors, the Ice Bucket Challenge hits close to home. For seniors and employees at Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare, a fellow resident is challenged with ALS and they all hope … Continue reading

Sixteen Avamere Skilled Nursing Facilities Achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation

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  Sixteen Avamere Family of Companies skilled nursing facilities achieved Providigm QAPI Accreditation, which recognizes dedication to continuous improvement of quality in nursing home care. These facilities (located in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) have met the excellence standards set forth by the program and are recognized among the top performing nursing homes and centers in the United States. The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) accreditation is based on four data-driven standards that measure the facility’s use of Providigm’s abaqis® system, a survey tool used to ensure compliance with federal regulation. Exceeding all four standards leads to full accreditation and … Continue reading

Healthcare News Round-Up Vol. 6

  These are the healthcare news headlines that grabbed our attention. There is a lot going on in the post-acute industry. We’d love to hear your opinion about these stories in the comments. Congress Considering Trimming Some Medicare Costs National Journal reports that Congress “is getting serious about changes to Medicare,” specifically Medicare extenders. The Journal describes extenders as “tacked-on money that Congress has to approve annually to fund the program’s coverage for beneficiaries with chronic and debilitating conditions.” The article describes several proposed funding changes to extenders under consideration by either the Senate Finance Committee or the Medicare Payment … Continue reading

Healthcare News Round-Up Vol. 5

Here is the weekly round-up of healthcare news headlines. Do any of these topics resonate with you? We’d love to hear your opinion in the comments. CMS Issues New Requirements For States Hoping For Medicaid Funds Provider Magazine reported that the Obama Administration announced that a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule will require states to develop “person-centered care plans” to receive access to Medicaid funds for home- and community-based services in an effort to “address health and long-term services and support needs in a manner that reflects individual preferences and goals.” According to a fact sheet issued … Continue reading